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Berceuse Créole

Language: French (Français)

Des grandes ombres se forment
Dans le bois des lataniers
Les petits oiseaux s'endorment
Faites comme eux chers ramiers.

On n'entend plus dans les branches
Leur merveilleux gazoullis
Toutes les têtes se penchent
Ils dorment les bengalis.

Les doux zéphyrs les balancent
en agitant les bambous,
Et l'harmonieux silence
Les bercera comme vous!

Reposez si tout sommeille
Dans les bois sur les côteaux. 
Notre amour est là qui veille. 
Dormez bien petits oiseaux.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Creole Lullaby", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-06-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:45
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Word count: 73

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